Address
The Whole Works, Jackson Close, 209 Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1PZ
Telephone
0131 225 8092
Email
enquiries@thewholeworks.co.uk

Introduction

The Edinburgh Counselling Agencies list exists to make the process of finding suitable counselling support easier and less stressful. It can help people find counselling appropriate to their needs, their locality as well as what they can afford. The list also highlights the likely time that someone might be expected to wait until they can be seen. It also lists a contact name at each respective agency. Please send us feedback about any information that is out of date, or any suggestions to make it more helpful.

Agency Name Contact Information Speciality Cost (£) Disabled Access Waiting List Contact People
24hr Crisis Centre



Tel: 0808 8010414 text: 07974429075


http://www.edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk/

A crisis centre for people aged 16 and over resident in Edinburgh

Action for Children

17/18 London Road
Edinburgh

EH7 5AY

Tel: 0131 466 4600
Fax: 0131 466 4604
Email: hype@actionforchildren.org.uk

http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Supporting young people experiencing difficulties with drugs, alcohol or volatile substance use.
18 or under in/from Edinburgh. Self referral or by parent/friend/worker.

One-to-one and family counselling & support.

Free

No

None

Paula Gaunt-Richardson

Arkordia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Based at South Side Centre

86 Causewayside
Edinburgh

EH9 1PY

Tel: 0131 221 1550 This number will change on and after 5/3/2014. New Number: 0131 662 6512
Email: mail@arkordia.org

http://www.arkordia.org/

Counselling: Gestalt, Person centred, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Psychodrama, Art Therapy and other creative therapies

Negotiated from £5 upwards per session to make the service available to those on a very low income.

We see disabled clients elsewhere by arrangement.

Approx 4 months. Please enquire at arkordia

Eric Taylor

Birthlink Adoption Counselling Centre

21 Castle Street
Edinburgh

EH2 3DN

Tel: 0131 225 6441
Email: mail@birthlink.org.uk

http://www.birthlink.org.uk/index.htm

After Adoption services.
Counselling & "Birthlink", the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland

Contact Reg. £20 If not on benefits £NIL If on benefits First counselling appt: £25/hr Court process search: £30 Mediation: £40 Search of Public Records: £85 (Abroad £100)

No

No waiting list for counselling. 3-4 month waiting list for search

Social Work Manager: Kate McDougall

Social Workers:
Jennifer Bryson
Sally Lynch
Ben Dyer

Caledonia Youth

5 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh

EH1 2DP

Tel: 0131 229 3596
Email: information@caledoniayouth.org

http://www.caledoniayouth.org/

Sexual Health and Relationship Counselling and one-to-one support for young people up to the age of 25, individuals and couples.

Free

No

Initial Assessment as soon as possible. Availability depending on client waiting list.

Joyce Guild

CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Tipperlinn Road
Edinburgh

EH10 5HF

Tel: 0131 537 6364
Fax: 0131 537 6102


http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/CAMHS/Pages/default.aspx

CAMHS provides psychological, medical and psychosocial assessment and treatment for children and young people with mental health problems. CAMHS aims to promote health and well-being and to prevent relapse by offering a range of individual, family and group approaches. CAMHS teams also offer professional consultation services.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient sector teams cover North Edinburgh(537 6364), South Edinburgh (536 0534), Midlothian and East Lothian and West Lothian) based on GP locality.
The five sector teams have different bases. CAMHS outpatient teams are multi-disciplinary health teams for children and young people up to the age of 18 Years.
Referrals usually come from general practitioners, health visitors, social workers or from schools GP.
(this service does not accept self-referral)

Free

Yes

Possible waiting list

Reception

Chalmers Sexual Health Centre

2A Chalmers Street
Edinburgh

EH3 9ES

Tel: 0131 536 1070


http://www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Lothian Sexual Health provides reliable and straightforward information about sexual health & services for people in Lothian.

You can access support, services and information on contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and sexual problems.

You can find out more about the clinics provided in Chalmers Sexual Health Centre including the new drop-in service for under 19's Healthy Respect+.

Free Walk -in (no appointment needed) If you have symptoms or you feel that the problem is urgent and can't wait, you may come to our walk-in clinic. Our walk-in clinic is open 8.30am-10.00am Monday - Friday (this is a very busy clinic that rapidly gets full. Later arrivals are interviewed by one of our nurses who will add urgent cases to the day's list. Patients with less significant problems may be asked to try again on another day). Are you Under 16? Drop-in clinic times - Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 7pm and Friday 8.30 - 3.30pm - Young People (only) drop-in - Friday 1-3pm

Reception

Contact Counselling

Counsellors across the city of Edinburgh



Tel: 0131 466 4597
Email: enquiries@contactcounselling.co.uk

http://www.contactcounselling.co.uk/

One-to-one counselling

Children and Young People's Counselling

Family Counselling

Post Natal Depression Counselling

Depending on income, from £25 - £35 per 60 minute session, Students and Trainee Counsellors £25

No

Fast Response Appointment within 7 days. Ongoing Counselling Immediate.

Roslin Brown

Agency Name Contact Information Speciality Cost (£) Disabled Access Waiting List Contact People
Couple Counselling Lothian

9a Dundas Street
Edinburgh

EH3 6QG

Tel: 0131 556 1527
Fax: 0131 558 9526
Email: info@cclothian.org.uk

http://www.cclothian.org.uk/

Relationship/Marriage/Sex Counselling.

Family therapy, young people's therapy (4-18)

9-9pm Mon-Thurs
9-4pm Friday
10-1pm Saturday

Contributions negociable in line with Income.

Not at Dundas St.

Access at: Livingston, Sighthill, Dalkeith, and Tranent

Dependant on client availability

Jane Symon

Crew 2000

32 Cockburn Street,
Edinburgh

EH1 1PB

Tel: 0131 220 3404
Email: admin@crew2000.org.uk

http://www.crew2000.org.uk/

Drug Counselling

Free

No

Immediate assessment then 2-4 week waiting time

Reception

Crossreach Counselling: Lothians

Wallace House
3 Boswell Road
Edinburgh

EH5 3RJ

Tel: 0131 552 8901
Fax: 0131 552 2319
Email: ccl@crossreach.org.uk

http://www.crossreach.org.uk/crossreach-counselling-lothians

Generic Counselling for children and adults (excluding addictions)

Opening Hours:
Tues: 9-5
Wed: 12-8
Thurs: 12-8

Contributions encouraged/negotiable in line with income Fast track service available - £40 per session

Call to arrange in advance

Initial Assessment within 2-3 weeks, possible wait of 2-6 weeks for ongoing counselling

Mairi Norman

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

3 Rutland Square
Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Tel: 0845 600 2227
Email: edinburgh@crusescotland.org.uk

http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/Support/south_east_scotland.html

Bereavement counselling

Contributions encouraged

No access, but can arrange home visits

Dependant on waiting list

Lynda Keay

Edinburgh And Lothian Council on Alcohol

6 Clifton Terrace
Edinburgh

EH12 5DR

Tel: 0131 337 8188
Email: elca@btconnect.com

http://www.elcaalcohol.co.uk/

One-to-one counselling for people concerned about their alcohol intake or another's use of alcohol.

Free. Donations welcomed.

No. One flight of stairs.

4-6 weeks

Reception

Edinburgh Gestalt Institute

51 Lothian Road
Edinburgh

EH1 2DJ

Tel: 0131 228 3841
Email: info@egi.uk.com

http://www.egi.uk.com/

Gestalt Psychotherapy, counselling and supervision.

Variable according to practitioner. £40/£50 per hour. Some reduced rate therapy offered.

No

No

Institute Coordinator: Neil Wykes
neil.wykes@egi.uk.com

Edinburgh Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy

86 Causewayside
Edinburgh

EH9 1PY

Tel: 0131 667 5251
Email: enquiries@eicp.org

http://www.eicp.org/

Individual and couple counselling.

Psychotherapy for individuals.

Therapy groups.

Low cost counselling available.

£45 - £55 Full cost. £15 - £25 Low Cost Counselling Service

No disabled access at present. Clients can be seen at other places.

No waiting list. Fairly flexible appointment times (evening/weekend appointments possible)

Admin

Edinburgh Women's Aid

4 Cheyne Street
Edinburgh

EH4 1JB

Tel: 0131 315 8110 / 0131 315 8111
Email: info@edinwomensaid.co.uk

http://edinwomensaid.co.uk/

No Counselling but listening and Information Service

Free

Yes

Drop-in service.

Michele Corcoran (Project Manager)

Agency Name Contact Information Speciality Cost (£) Disabled Access Waiting List Contact People
Gay Men's Health

10 Union Street
Edinburgh

EH1 3LU

Tel: 0131 558 9444
Fax: 0131 558 9060
Email: counselling@gmh.org.uk

http://www.gmh.org.uk/about/home.html

Individuals and couples therapy for gay and bisexual men on any issue.
Short and long term.

Free / By donation

Yes

No waiting time for initial assessment. Appointment thereafter within 3 to 4 weeks.

Fiona Macaulay (Counselling Manager)

Gingerbread Edinburgh & Lothian Project Ltd

c/o Tollcross Primary Schoo
117-119 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh

EH3 9QG

Tel: 0131 478 1391 / 07825 925 846
Email: gingerbread@wwmail.co.uk

http://www.gingerbreadchildcare.org.uk/

Lone Parent Families.
No counselling but listening and information service.

Free

No.
Can use local club if available for disabled access.

None

Carol Anne Janice

Health All Round

24 Westfield Avenue
Edinburgh

EH11 2QH

Tel: 0131 337 1376
Email: info@healthallround.org.uk

http://www.healthallround.org.uk/

Drop-in/self-referral for short term counselling.

Gorgie/Dalry and wide surrounding area.

Open: Mon 10-12; Wed 10-2; Thurs 12-2

We request a minimum contribution of £5 per session. NB* No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Yes

10-12 weeks or register at the drop in centre for waiting list.

Catriona Windle (Project co-ordinator)

Health in Mind (previously known as the Edinburgh Association for Mental Health)

40 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Fax: 0131 220 0028
Email: contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk

http://www.health-in-mind.org.uk/

Counselling for people who have been sexually abused in childhood.
Support Team
Info Service at Drop in Centre.
Befriending Service.
Men in mind- Minority ethnic men.
Group Project- pathway for people in recovery.
Guided short term Self Help prog. Also using CBT.

Free; Contributions requested Full cost for other services: £40 per session

No, but alternative arrangements can be made.

Variable, depending on demand

Debra Pickering

Hope Park Counselling centre

8 Hope Park Square
Meadow Lane
Edinburgh

EH8 9NW

Tel: 0131 650 6696
Email: counselling@hopepark.org

http://www.hopepark.org.uk/

Individual and Couple Counselling for Adults in Edinburgh

Contribution only of between £1 - £20

Limited

usually no waiting list

Kathy McMillan

Human Development Scotland (adult services))

Conference House
152 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EB

EH3 8EB

Tel: 0131 248 2400
Email: counselling@hdscotland.org.uk

http://www.hdscotland.org.uk/

Counselling and Psychotherapy services for individuals and couples (Adult).

Self-referral.

Meeting a wide variety of clients’ problems.

Leaflets with further information available.

Assessment and Sessions £40 -£50 I

No, but call in advance and special provision can be made

None

Ask for the Counselling Service
0131 248 2400

Human Development Scotland (children & Young People)

Conference House
152 Morrison Street
Edinburgh

EH3 8EB

Tel: 0131 248 2400
Email: counselling@hdscotland.org.uk

http://www.hdscotland.org.uk/#!children--young-peoples-service/c18hr

Children & Young People's Service

Assessment and treatment for those between the ages of 0-25 years.

Consultations with parents, carers, some young adults and statutory and voluntary agencies who work with children.

Fees are reviewed annually. Please contact us for the current rate. In some circumstances, Human Development Scotland may be able to offer assistance with fees.

No, but call in advance and special provision can be made

None

Ask for Children & Young People's Counselling Service
0131 248 2400

LGBT Health & Wellbeing Counselling Service

LGBT Health & Wellbeing
9 Howe Street
Edinburgh

EH3 6TE

Tel: 0131 523 1106
Email: admin@lgbthealth.org.uk

http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/

One to one counselling/psychotherapy for LGBT people.
Therapeutic workshops and group work.

Free (Donations welcome)

No

Currently Approx 3 months

Fiona Farley

Agency Name Contact Information Speciality Cost (£) Disabled Access Waiting List Contact People
Lifeline Scotland

24A Haddington Place
Edinburgh

EH7 4HF

Tel: 0131 557 2060 / 07904 499 320
Email: info@lifelinescotland.org.uk

http://www.lifelinecounselling.org/

Counselling for Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Termination and Fertility

Free

No

2 weeks

Trish Barry

Link Living

2C New Mart Road
Edinburgh

EH14 1RL

Tel: 0845 002 0819 from a landline. Or, you can telephone us on 0330 303 0302


http://linkliving.org.uk/services/counselling/

We offer a range of counselling services including art therapy & person-centred counselling to:

Young people
People with mental health needs
People with learning disabilities
Homeless people
People with addictions
Offenders
People with physical disabilities
Older people
Self Directed Support

Sessions are £30 and we work in Edinburgh, Kirkaldy & Fife.

Mental Health Assessment Service

Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Morningside Place
Edinburgh

EH10 5HF

Tel: 0131 537 6000


http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/MentalHealthAssessmentService/Pages/default.aspx

Emergency mental health assessment service.

Free

Yes

24-hour service

Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service (MYPAS)

Tolbooth Hall
176 High Street
Dalkeith

EH22 1AY

Tel: 0131 454 0757
Fax: 0131 454 0844
Email: mypasenquiries@googlemail.com

http://mypas.co.uk/

Generic counselling and Art Therapy within Midlothian for young people ages 12-18;
Self-referral or by agreement with young person.

Free

Call to arrange in advance.

12-20 weeks All new referrals offered initial meeting within 2 weeks.

Dave Evans (Manager)

North East Edinburgh Counselling Service

31 Haddington Place
Edinburgh

EH7 4AG

Tel: 0131 557 4478
Email: neecscounselling@btconnect.com

http://www.neecscounselling.org.uk/

Adults resident in North East Edinburgh area.
Self-referral.
General counselling service.

Sessions provided by individually agreed voluntary contribution or free of charge as required

Call to arrange in advance

See website for current waiting times.

Fiona McRae (Manager)
Mairi Norman (Admin)

One Parent Families Scotland

13 Gayfield Square
Edinburgh

EH1 3NX

Tel: 0131 556 3899 Helpline: 0808 801 0323
Email: info@opfs.org.uk

http://www.opfs.org.uk/

No funding for Counselling
Offer a listening service for Lone Parent Families

Free

N/A

None

Susan Rew

PF Counselling Service

8 Balcarres Street,
Edinburgh

EH10 5JB

Tel: 0131 447 0876
Fax: 0131 447 9616
Email: info@pfcounselling.org.uk

http://www.pfcounselling.org.uk/

General.
Individuals and couples over the age of 18.

No set fee. Contribution negotiated and encouraged based on what client genuinely can afford.

Yes

For daytime, first appt within 6 - 10 weeks then wait of 3 - 4 weeks for regular counselling. Evening appts waiting list can be up to 8-10 weeks for regular appts

Alison Hampton

Pilton Community Health Project

73 Boswall Parkway
Edinburgh

EH5 2PW

Tel: 0131 551 1671
Fax: 0131 551 1677
Email: admin@pchp.org.uk

http://www.pchp.org.uk/

Counselling for adults resident in Greater Pilton.
Self-referral, free crèche. Counselling for students at Broughton and Craigroyston
High Schools.

Free

Yes

Contact PCHP for approx waiting list times

Jen Richards
-Project Manager

Shona McGregor

Agency Name Contact Information Speciality Cost (£) Disabled Access Waiting List Contact People
Postnatal Depression Services

Main Office:
Wallace House
3 Boswell Road
Edinburgh
EH5 3RJ

PND Centres also at:
Palmerston Place, East Edinburgh



Tel: 0131 538 7288
Fax: 0131 552 2319
Email: pnd@crossreach.org.uk

http://www.crossreach.org.uk/postnatal-depression-services-lothian-0

Counselling & support for families with a baby under 2 years of age where a parent suffers from Postnatal Depression.

Services include:
Individual, Group & Couples Counselling.
Art Therapy.
Family Therapy.
Infant Massage.
Fathers Groups.
Telephone Support.

With crèche facilities at all locations

Sliding scale with £10 min charge. NB. No one will be turned away due to inability to contribute.

Yes

Initial assessment, usually within 2 weeks. Group places frequently available. Waiting List for individual counselling, 6-8 weeks depending on requirement.

Tessa Haring
(Manager)

Joyce Linklater
(Deputy Manager)

Saheliya

125 McDonald Road,
Edinburgh

EH7 4NW

Tel: 556 9302
Fax: 0131 476 8429
Email: info@saheliya.co.uk

http://www.saheliya.org.uk/

Community based project for black/minority ethnic women in Edinburgh.
Includes counselling services - short/long term.
Support 1/1,Befriending and Community Based Development

Free (Free crèche)

Yes

6 - 8 weeks but aim to see clients for intake within 4 weeks. Depends on Clients requirements for earlier appointments.

Seema Numbarig

Samaritans

25 Torphichen St

Edinburgh,

EH3 8HX

Tel: 0131 221 9999 / 08457 90 90 90
Email: jo@samaritans.org

http://www.edinburghsamaritans.org/

Open door 9am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

Simpson House Counselling and Recovery Service

52 Queen Street
Edinburgh

EH2 3NS

Tel: 225 6028/ 225 1054
Email: simpsonhousecounselling@crossreach.org.uk

http://www.simpson-house.org/

We counsel adults affected by past or present drug use or adults affected by a family member/friends' drug use.
We have 2 SMART groups per week and a weekly Choose Life Group.

Free

Yes. Must be arranged in advance

Self-referral. Waiting times up to 2 weeks as of 23/09/09.

Ask for any project worker or counsellor.

Simpson House Sunflower Garden

52 Queen Street
Edinburgh

EH2 3NS

Tel: 225 6028/ 220 2488
Email: sunflower@crossreach.org.uk

Children age 0-12 years affected by family drug and alcohol use.

Free

Yes. Must be arranged in advance

Third-party referrals welcome

Ask for any project worker or counsellor.

Simpson House Training

52 Queen Street
Edinburgh

EH2 3NS

Tel: 220 5996
Email: simpsonhousecounselling@crossreach.org.uk

http://www.simpson-house.org/

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills - Children & Young People, DipHE Counselling Children and Young People.
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills - Substance Use & Dependency.
Short courses.
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People (30 hrs)

Phone/ e-mail for course information fee.

Social Work Mental Welfare



Tel: (For ringing outside of normal work hours) 0800 731 6969


Tara Trust Edinburgh

12 Marchhall Crescent
Edinburgh

EH16 5HL

Tel: 0131 667 3723
Email: taratrust1@gmail.com

http://www.tararokpa.org/

General Counselling/Stress Management/Tara Rokpa Psychotherapy - Individual and Groups

Charges vary according to the counsellor No waiting list

Lesley Hammond

Agency Name Contact Information Speciality Cost (£) Disabled Access Waiting List Contact People
The Junction

160-162 Great Junction Street
Leith
Edinburgh

EH6 5LJ

Tel: 0131 553 0570
Email: info@the-junction.org

http://www.the-junction.org/

Counselling for Young People aged 12-21 living in Leith and NE Edinburgh.
Drop ins, one-one support and alcohol support available.

Free

Yes

2 - 8 weeks

Reception

The Stafford Centre

103 Broughton Street
Edinburgh

EH1 3RZ

Tel: 557 0718
Fax: 478 7119
Email: info@staffordcente.org.uk

http://www.staffordcentre.org.uk/

Drop-in centre for adults with mental health problems.
Offers information, support, group and recreational activities.

Free

Limited.

Appointments by referral and self referral.

Reception

The Whole Works

Jackson’s Close,
209 Royal Mile,
Edinburgh

EH1 1PZ

Tel: 0131 225 8092
Email: enquiries@thewholeworks.co.uk

http://www.thewholeworks.co.uk/

General.
A variety of counselling approaches available.
Half hour initial consultation to determine appropriate support.

£35-£50; concessions available with some practitioners

No.

Initial Consultation within the week. Possible waiting for first appointment.

Rob Ritchie

Vocal

8-13 Johnstone Terrace
Edinburgh

EH1 2PW

Tel: 0131 622 6666
Fax: 0131 622 7621
Email: counselling@vocal.org.uk

http://www.vocal.org.uk/

Counselling for carers in Edinburgh and across the Lothians.

Sessions provided by individually agreed voluntary contribution, or free of charge if income is very limited.

Yes

Intake/assessment appointment within four weeks. Usually a waiting list for counselling of 3 to 4 months.

Lorraine Mackenzie

Wellspring

13 Smith's Place
Edinburgh

EH6 8NT

Tel: 553 6660
Email: mail@wellspring-scotland.co.uk

http://www.wellspring-scotland.co.uk/

Psychotherapy for individuals and families.

Negotiable depending on income

No

Yes. Phone for information. 2-3 weeks for daytime, 4-6 weeks for evening.

Lynne Donald

Wester Hailes Health Agency

40 Dumbryden Drive
Edinburgh

EH14 2QR

Tel: 458 3080
Fax: 453 4890
Email: jax@whhealthagency.co.uk

http://www.whhealthagency.co.uk/

Person-Centred counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for individuals aged 16 upwards in Wester Hailes and neighbouring areas. 26 weeks max.

Free

Yes

Yes. One-to-one support is offered in the interim waiting period.

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